“Visiting New York this week, I found the organized street protests against Wall Street were the talk of the town. But I’m sorry — they lost me at hello,” he writes in The Post. Their rants to the media and those unfortunate enough to cross their paths have been all over the map — from tirades over big business, to 9/11 conspiracy theories, to admitting not even knowing why they’re there — but a common theme is that they’ve set their sights on rich people.”
Cain goes on to defend capitalism, and to offend the protesters.
I have a hard time imagining what these protesters think will come of this — that Wall Street execs will come running out of their offices to write them a check?
Rather than protest against Wall Street, those camped out in the streets should examine their own failures and take a hard look in the mirror.
From what I’ve seen of these protesters — including one news clip of a young man shouting at an elderly passerby that he wouldn’t work a $7-an-hour job — it seems they would rather have a handout than work.
What they should learn is that you don’t help the poor by hurting the rich. That’s not America — and not how American dreams are made. Empowerment is the key to success, not entitlement.
So to those asking for a handout on Wall Street, my message is this: “If you’re not rich, don’t blame the rich — get out there and work for it. You have to earn it.”
Herman Cain: Look in The Mirror [The New York Post]
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